Indiana

Pastor: Jesus statue vandalized twice at Indianapolis church

A pastor says a statue of Jesus has been vandalized twice this month outside an Indianapolis church.

Pastor Brad Flaskamp of Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship says the first time someone knocked the head off the statue and left it nearby. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2m4dGh1 ) that the second time the head disappeared and was likely stolen.

Flaskamp says the sculpture has stood at the church for about four years. A woman who gave the sculpture to the church made repairs to it after the head was removed around Feb. 10 and reattached the head Saturday before the latest vandalism happened.

Flaskamp says the congregation would like the head returned.

Indianapolis police Sgt. Kendale Adams says the department in investigating and the vandalism has been reported to the FBI.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com